Pollution

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‘Eco’ wood burners produce 450 times more pollution than gas heating – report
Report from chief medical officer Prof Chris Whitty finds air pollution kills up to 36,000 people a year in England

Damian Carrington Environment editor

08, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘The Roding is sacred and has rights’: the hammer-wielding barrister fighting for London’s forgotten river
The unloved waterway that winds its way to the Thames has a staunch defender. Paul Powlesland has spent five years calling out polluters and keeping footpaths open – sometimes with the law, mostly with his bare hands

Patrick Barkham

05, Dec, 2022 @10:00 AM

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England and Wales’s broken water system can be fixed – here’s what to do first | Dieter Helm
The water companies and regulators must act, alongside changing consumer behaviour and tackling pollution at source, says Dieter Helm, former chair of the Natural Capital Committee

Dieter Helm

02, Dec, 2022 @12:30 PM

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England’s water can be renationalised without compensation, activists say
Campaigners cite previous court rulings against shareholders, such as in the case of Northern Rock bank

Sandra Laville Environment correspondent

02, Dec, 2022 @9:22 AM

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Back online: the retired gas storage site now able to power 1m homes
Rough, a 37-year-old Centrica facility off east Yorkshire, has been reopened to prop up the energy grid

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

01, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘You’ll have to talk to the UK staff’: can global water investors be held to account?
Will Malaysia’s YTL, US-based BlackRock and Hong Kong’s CK Hutchison Holdings answer questions about environmental damage?

Lorcan Lovett in Malaysia, Dominic Rushe in New York, and Sum Lok-kei in Hong Kong

30, Nov, 2022 @2:30 PM

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England’s water firms respond to investigation into role of global investors
Guardian analysis reveals more than 70% of English water industry in foreign ownership

Sandra Laville Environment correspondent

30, Nov, 2022 @2:30 PM

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Water company fines in England to be used for environmental improvements
Minister confirms pollution penalties will be ringfenced for environment rather than going to Treasury

Sandra Laville

30, Nov, 2022 @10:19 AM

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From the Amazon to Australia, why is your money funding Earth’s destruction? | George Monbiot
Fossil fuels, fisheries and farming: the world’s most destructive industries are fiercely protected by governments, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

George Monbiot

30, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Tyre Extinguishers deflate tyres of 900 SUVs in ‘biggest ever action’
The climate activists claim to have targeted 4x4 owners in eight European and US cities

Damien Gayle

29, Nov, 2022 @6:28 PM

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Air pollution linked to almost a million stillbirths a year
First global analysis follows discovery of toxic pollution particles in lungs and brains of foetuses

Damian Carrington Environment editor

29, Nov, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Great Barrier Reef should be placed on world heritage ‘in danger’ list, UN-backed report says
Experts from Unesco and IUCN find climate change threatens reef’s values and work to improve water quality is too slow

Graham Readfearn

28, Nov, 2022 @1:01 PM

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